French Canyon is a classic vest, fitted, with a slight flare below the waist. Cables and a pretty stitch pattern on front and back are flanked by waffle rib side panels that naturally create a flattering shirt-tail shaping above the hips.
1-2 inches of ease recommended. Vest shown is size 38 worn on a 36" bust (with 2" ease).
Construction: Vest is worked from the bottom in one piece to underarms, with bodice fronts and back worked separately. Shoulders are shaped with short rows and joined using 3-needle bind off. Attached I-cord trims fronts, neckline and armholes.
Gauge: 17 stitches and 26 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch.
Skills used: Cables, increases, decreases, attached I-cord trim.
For a sleeved version, see Aurora Canyon